The Vector W2
is a concept car
created by Vector Motors
in 1980. It has a twin-turbocharged 350 cid
(5.7 L) Chevrolet V8 engine that produces over 600 hp (450 kW) and over 600 ft·lbf (800 N·m) of torque. The top speed was a claimed 200 mph (320 km/h).
The name supposedly comes from the "W" for Jerry Wiegert
(designer and founder of Vector) and "2" for the number of turbos. Even though this car was a prototype
, the car was repainted and facelifted over time giving the impression that many were made. Between 1982 and 1987, Wiegert attempted to raise the money to start production of his car. In its lifetime, the car has covered over in testing, more than any other concept car
. In 1989, a modified version of the W2 went in production as the Vector W8
Currently, the Vector W2 prototype is owned by Wiegert. The car is currently dismantled, and stored alongside other Vector equipment in the current Vector headquarters in Wilmington, California.
A Vector W2 was used in the Remington Steele
episode "License to Steele
"; portrayed as the product of a fictional car company, it was called the Hunter Jet Star 6000.